Samastipur: Two courts in Bihar's Samastipur district on Thursday convicted 13 persons to life in two murder cases three years ago.

Additional sessions judge Triloki Nath Tripathi sentenced three persons, Kuldeep Singh, Ganesh Singh and Machhia Devi to life and imposed a fine of Rs. 5,000 on each after convicting them for the murder of one Pradeep Singh.

Singh was shot dead in Chakseema village under Patori police station area in March 2009 during the holi festival.

The victim's father Vaidnath Singh had lodged a FIR against the three.

Additional district and session judge of Rosra sub-divisional court H N Gupta sentenced 10 persons to life imprisonment after finding them guilty in the murder of one Vinod Sahni.

Sahni was shot dead in Chakhabib village under Vibhutipur police station area on March 21, 2009 following a dispute.


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